England’s Josh Tongue keeps place for Ashes | Sunday Observer

England’s Josh Tongue keeps place for Ashes

4 June, 2023
Josh Tongue

Josh Tongue keeps his place in an unchanged 16-man England squad for the first two Tests of this summer’s five-match Ashes series against Australia.

England are currently on course to beat Ireland at Lord’s in their only warm-up Test before the Ashes.

Tongue, who is making his Test debut against Ireland, is retained in the seam attack with Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow selected as wicketkeeper.

The first Ashes Test starts at on June 16 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

England squad: Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Josh Tongue, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.